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on July 31, 2010 :
Ever wonder if an author can describe something in science fiction that comes across as truly alien--I mean truly alien? Well, Rob Shelsky manages this with his short story, Blue Flickers. If anything seems unaccountably alien, it is everyday humans who have suddenly become Blue Flickers. These are people who cease to function in a normal fashion, or just repeat some mindless action over and over, but beware of approaching them too closely. You could just disappear forever. When Myra, one man’s girlfriend becomes one, we see this all unfold from a personal level. How do you deal with the fact that a loved one is suddenly something alien, so strange, that you can’t conceive of what it is, or what its purpose could possibly be, or even if it has one? If you read Blue Flickers, by Rob Shelsky, you’ll see one man’s answer to those questions, what he does, and what the consequences of his actions are.
Blue Flickers is a very well written story, with Rob Shelsky’s wordsmith talents on full display in it. My advice? If you want to be transported out of this world without ever leaving it, then read Blue Flickers. It’s a five-star story. But beware; Mr. Shelsky’s Blue Flickers is a frightening take on things. A world gone mad, and we don't even know the reason why.
(reviewed the day of purchase)